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The Largest Wall Paper House in Northern New York 

283 River Street 

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The Largest Wall Paper House in 

Northern New York. 

283 River St. 

Troy, N. Y. 


N these pages we have endeavored to illustrate in miniature a fev^ of the nev/ season's Wall Papers 
and Cut-out decorations with Cretonnes to match. 

In the past year there has been a decided leaning toward the Oriental and 18th Century styles in mural 
decorations, and the best artists and decorators, both in America and Europe are searching through old 
century styles and colorings for materials for reproduction, and in our designs, the Maintenon, the Kashmir, 
the Owari, the Fleur de Pommier and the Orange of Faun are shown some of the finest examples of the old 
masters, for in these decorations the French, the Italian, the Persian and the Japanese schools are represented. 

For refined room decorations it is impossible to excel the Cut-out Borders, and the fact that all of the 
borders here shown are cut out by machinery which accurately follows the tracings of the designs, adds 
greatly to their value and gives them the true hand-painted effects. 

The De MAINTENON— The motif of this design was taken from a tapestry valance in the boudoir of 
Madame de Maintenon in the Palace of Louis XIV at Fountainbleau. The design was reproduced upon a 
very expensive cretonne in Paris this year. It has also been reproduced upon cretonnes by an American 
house, as shown in our drawing, and this cretonne to match our border can be obtained at a very moderate 
price. The Maintenon decorations adapt themselves nicely to either chambers or living rooms. 

The OWARI— The device upon which this design was built was taken from an old 18th Century 
hand-printed chintz and the pattern is typically Japanese. The intricate and well-balanced arrangement of 
the flowers hanging beneath the knotted branches produces a splendid decorative effect. The same Japanese 
influence is carried out in the cretonne and the ensemble is certainly one of the most fascinating chamber deco- 
rations that has been brought out in many years. 

The ORANGE OF FAUN— In the ruins of Pompeii there have been found some of the finest examples 
of Italian M osaics, and the motif of our design wa s take n from a small border in one of the Mosaics in the 
'House of tlte Faun." The design is bold, at the same time wonderfully attractive, and makes a superFand" 
dignified dining-room decoration when used with the sidewall which is a reproduction of the hand-painted 
walls in one of the dining-rooms of the Cafe des Beaux Arts in New York. 

The FLEUR DE POMMIER is a charming French design showing a graceful ribbon arrangement 
interfaced with natural stems of apple blossoms painted in the soft pastel colorings. In the drawing the beauty 
of the design is apparent. The cretonne, which matches the decoration, was manufactured expressly for it in 
England, and is of excellent quality, and can be obtained at very moderate cost. 

The KASHMIR is a characteristic Persian decoration of unusually strong definition. The prevailing 
colors are peculiar to the Orient and harmonize with the colorings shown in Turkish, Persian and Indian rugs. 
The colorings in the cretonne are in fine complement to the border, which is a splendid decoration for either 
the hall, the living-room or the den. 

The POPPY is a conventional pattern of unusual strength, due to the stitch work in the construction of 
the design that gives it the embroidery effect which in wallpaper decorations is entirely new. 

The FOLIUM is a verdure tapestry of unusual beauty and strength. The intricate arrangement of the 
design and the excellent balance of old tapestry colorings makes it one of the most fascinating of fabrics. The 
cut-out decorations can be used separately with a plain coloring or striped paper or with the tapestry sidewall 
which they match, and are superb decorations for the dining-room, living-room or library, where the 
tapestry effects are desired. 

The PAON is a modern English extension frieze eighteen inches wide. The motif of this design is m 
fine complement to the mellow blended field upon which it is built. The figures can be inserted at stated 
intervals to fit the various space requirements. It is a splendid decoration for either the dining-room, living- 
room, den or hall.